Tweet“River Crossing” is a new Kinect educational app available for download, freely provided by Kinems. Kinems is a company that provides learning games utilizing Kinect for K-9 children and enriches the traditional therapeutic method with their motion-sensored educational games. A video demonstration of River Crossing is featured below. River Crossing | Kinems Learning Games [...]
TweetWow, 2012 has been quite a year and full of surprises! I’m happy to report that I’m still here and ready to continue pursuing Kinect in education with rigor. As mentioned in my previous post, we’ll start back with some great stories from this year along with a series of videos shot from my current [...]
TweetWhen evaluating evidence and motives that support integrating Kinect in education, there’s more than one lens to see things through. Can we really sift through the all the data and our gut feelings to come up with different conclusions? I believe we can; I feel lucky to give my perspective. More to come soon!
But first...Why was this community started?
KinectEDucation is an educator-driven community resource for developers, teachers, students, enthusiasts, and any other education stakeholder to promote the use of Kinect applications in classrooms. Our goal is to transform classrooms to a 21st-century model of learning with accessible technology and we need your help!With KinectEDucation, you can freely:
Integrating educational Kinect applications represents a blended classroom model, where we can explore innovative learning opportunities within the controlled setting demanded by the structure of public education.
The aim of KinectEDucation is to literally create a “Connected Education” by developing (by students, academics, enthusiasts, and whoever else wants to contribute), promoting, and integrating these resources in classrooms. It’s about showcasing Kinect developments, exploring gaming in education, programming in classrooms, and integrating activities for Kinect in education. But ultimately, those are the means by which the end - fresh perspectives and renewed classroom models – is achieved.
Everyone has a unique skillset to offer. If you have a similar vision and skills to contribute, (writing, programming, integrating, etc.), share them.
KinectEDucation is a new community; please offer your ideas for improvement.
What can we do with this? Build Kinect software that delivers the active learning experience to all classrooms and, when the software is available, make existing software Kinect compatible. As a community with diverse backgrounds and varying skill levels, we can help classrooms evolve. After you watch the video and read the guide below, think of how you can contribute - whether you're an educator, student, developer, or a hobbyist using the Kinect SDK. Check out the Kinect Apps for Education to see what's in the works.
This video describes the mission of KinectEDucation. We want your help! Join the movement.
Do you have more advanced programming skills? Download the noncommercial Kinect SDK and check out Doug Bergman's Intro to Kinect Development (more guides coming soon - send us yours and we'll share it!). For further guidance, download the Meet the Kinect guide to Kinect development, and contribute your developments to KinectEDucation's Kinect Apps for Education!
If you'd like to learn how to develop for the Kinect, check out these excellent resources for guidance.
Most of the major spam issues have been resolved and the forums have been restored. You may access the forums here.12, Feb, 2013 :
“River Crossing” is a new Kinect educational app available for download, freely provided by Kinems. Kinems is a company that provides learning games utilizing Kinect for K-9 children and enriches the traditional therapeutic method with ...